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Family Laws: The Changing and the Pseudo-Eternal
Laws are a basic necessity of civilized living. They organize the various functions in society, ensure property rights, and aim to restrain transgression by stipulating to punish or rehabilitate transgressors. Laws also define the rights and responsibilities of each person vis-à-vis the state and with respect to other people. This is why they are an integral part, indeed a justification, of any theory of social contract.
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